Privas — Frenchman Julian Alaphilippe lost the overall lead in the Tour de France to Briton Adam Yates after being handed a 20 second penalty for illegal feeding at the end of stage five, won by Belgian Wout van Aert on Wednesday.

Van Aert was fastest in the sprint at the end of the 183km ride from Gap that featured no breakaway, an almost unprecedented scenario in normal racing conditions in the modern era...

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